Posts Tagged ‘Dupont Circle’

A Gore Vidal Statue for Dupont Circle?

The late writer and gadfly Gore Vidal once demanded that statues of him and sex researcher Alfred Kinsey be erected in Dupont Circle, in honor their fight against the sexual squares. He told the Paris Review:
Finally, I am proud to say that I am most disliked because for twenty-six years I have been in open [...]

Photos: Pride Parade

Dupont Circle, June 9
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Photo: Woman on Park Bench

Dupont Circle, NW.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photo: Dance Dimensions

Dupont Circle, NW.  May 13th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photo: Dancing

Dupont Circle, NW.  May 13th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Guilty As Charged Edition

And Then There Were 12: For months, Harry Thomas Jr. claimed he was innocent of all the allegations against him, even after he agreed to repay the District $300,000 that the attorney general said he stole. And then all of a sudden, he admitted he did it all. In a guilty plea in federal court [...]

D.C. Statehood: The TV Series

"Today Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development Director Crystal Palmer will participate in a series of meetings with cable network executives in New York to attract more cable production to the District. Mayor Gray and Director Palmer also hope to encourage network executives to develop programming for [...]

Photos: Upside Down Car

Photos: More High Heel Race

Full Gallery here. © 2011 Matt Dunn

Photos: High Heel Drag Race

17th Street NW, October  25
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The Needle: Snow In October? Edition

High Heeled Sneakers: When it first began 25 years ago, the Dupont Circle High Heel Race must have been shocking indeed—a group of drag queens running down 17th Street, taking shots along the way, at a time when the nation barely wanted to acknowledge that gay culture even existed. These days, the race has gone [...]

The Needle: Rain, Rain, Go Away Edition

Lost in the Flood: There was a time when it seemed like it hadn't rained in the District for weeks; grass dried up and died, it was unbearably hot, and weather officials were issuing drought warnings for the region. That time was August. Since then, it basically hasn't stopped raining. Which means today, like all [...]

Video: Tattooed Activists Speak Out, Show Off Their Inked D.C. Pride

We've already shown you some pictures from Tuesday's Flags in the Flesh rally in Dupont Circle, where D.C. residents met to show off their D.C. flag tattoos and speak out for voting rights. We also chatted with a few of the organizers and attendees, including former D.C. Council candidate and community activist Bryan Weaver and [...]

Photos: Capital Pride Parade 2011

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Saturday: Capital Pride Parade

It's the last weekend of Capital Pride and that means it's time to head down to the annual parade Saturday evening. The procession starts at 5:30 p.m., heading through Dupont Circle and ending at 14th and N NW. Check the route map for specifics and watch for the Washington City Paper float. Some of us [...]